Jeff R. Warren, PhD

Jeff R. Warren, PhD

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PhD in Music and Philosophy (2006-2011)

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

  • Supervisors: Nicholas Cook (Music), Andrew Bowie (Philosophy)

Master of Arts in Religion, Culture and Ethics (2001-2004)

Trinity Western University, BC, Canada

  • Supervisor: Jens Zimmermann

Bachelor of Arts in Music (1996-2000)

Trinity Western University, BC, Canada


  • Warren, Jeff R. Music and Ethical Responsibility. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Link
  • Warren, Jeff R. “Breath and Improvisation.” Soundweaving: Writings on Improvisation. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 121-36. Link
  • Warren, Jeff R. “Review of Music and Ethics By Marcel Cobussen and Nanette Nielsen.” New Sound No. 40 (2013) Link
  • Warren, Jeff R. “Introduction: On the Verge.” Verge: a journal of the arts and Christian faith No. 1 (2011) Link
  • Warren, Jeff R. “Improvising Music / Improvising Relationships: Musical Improvisation and Inter-Relational Ethics.” New Sound No. 32 (2009) Link
  • Warren, Jeff R. “Ethics and Experiencing the Other.” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Vol. 1, no. 3 (2006): 109-14.
  • Warren, Jeff R. “Towards an Ethical-Hermeneutics.” European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health Vol. 7, No. 1-2 (2005): 17-28. Link


Quest University Canada (2013-present)

  • Tutor in Music and Humanities
  • Chair of Curriculum Committee (2013-Present)

Trinity Western University, Langley BC, Canada (2004-Present)

  • Adjunct Professor of Music and Interdisciplinary Arts 2013-Present
  • Associate Professor of Music and Interdisciplinary Arts 2012-2013
  • Assistant Professor of Music 2008-2012
  • Artistic Director of the Verge Arts Series, 2004-Present
  • Instructor of Music and Fine Arts 2003-2008

Other Academic Roles

The Verge Arts Series – Director (2004-2013)

  • Coordinator of an interdisciplinary school sponsored arts series.
  • Responsibilities include: Budgeting of the series; Coordinating a cross-disciplinary faculty advisory team; Planning and producing events; Coordinating practicum students working with the series; Organizing conferences; Maintaining the website.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley BC, Canada (2007 – 2009)

  • Instructor of double bass (2007 - 2008)

Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada (2012)

Consultant on two projects with a half time contract Jan-June 2012

Interdisciplinary Clusters as a Means of Strengthening Curriculum and Developing Efficiencies

  • Consulted on the development of an interdisciplinary core curriculum that would align with Mount Royal University’s General Education (GNED) courses.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum: University Transfer and General Education

  • Coordinated the development of ‘My First Year,’ a first-year university art/science curriculum delivered in a cohort model at the Brooks campus of Medicine Hat College.


  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant for “The ethics of timbre: phenomenology, spectralism, and two Lévinas’s” ($10,946), 2012-14
  • SSHRC Institutional Grant for ‘Arts and Ethics’ Conference ($3,393), 2012
  • “Ceremonial Cleanse : a sound sculpture”, commissioned by Creative Campus Initiatives at Royal Holloway, University of London, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad (£3000), 2009-2010
  • SSHRC Institutional Grant for ‘Arts and Genesis’ conference ($1,504), 2010
  • TWU Research grant for “Mediated Sounds and Inter-relational Ethics” ($1500), 2008
  • European Network for Musicological Research Travel Grant ($900), 2008
  • Royal Holloway, University of London Research Committee fund ($400), 2008
  • DoCuMa funding for conference presentation travel ($440), 2008



  • HOLLOWED/HALLOWED (November-December 2010) Lookout Gallery at Regent College, Vancouver, BC.
  • ENDANGERED PLACES: MEMORY AND TRANSFORMATION (July 2010) Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC. Site-specific sound sculpture.
  • CEREMONIAL CLEANSE (June 2010) Sound Sculpture, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, England.
  • BOG:TRANSFORMATION AND MEMORY (August 2009) Acousmatic Soundscape, 15’34”; Eight Photographs, Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC. * BIRDSCAPES (October 2008) Acousmatic Soundscape, 16’33”, Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC.
  • (IM)BALANCE 2005-2006 (May 2006) Interactive Soundscape in Collaborative Installation, programmed with MAX/MSP.
  • UNTITLED (October 2004) Sound Installation for Four Speakers, 12’43”, “Il y a: There is Nature”, Township of Langley Building.


  • FULCRUM (2001-2009) Jazz Trio, Abbotsford, BC.
  • DE LA TERRA (2004-2007) Nuevo Flamenco Trio, White Rock, BC.
  • WEST COAST SYMPHONY (2001) Clyde Mitchell, Conductor, Vancouver, BC.
  • VANCOUVER PHILHARMONIC (2001) Richard Epp, Conductor, Vancouver, BC.
  • OTHER PERFORMANCE (2001-Present) Session Playing / Live Performance. Hired to play electric and upright bass on a variety of sessions and live performances.